A Glimpse of Virtuality

John Sullivan from SciFi Wire checks in from the Virtuality set, giving us a peek at a few of the show’s sets and costumes.

Virtuality, Ronald D. Moore’s SF pilot for Fox, is shooting in Vancouver, Canada, and SCI FI Wire got an exclusive peek at sets and costumes and talked with cast and crew, who said the show is not about ships and aliens, but about characters and conflict.

The show takes place aboard the Phaeton, Earth’s first interstellar starship, whose 12-person crew is on a 10-year voyage.

“To keep them occupied and give them an outlet for privacy, they’ve been given these virtual-reality modules,” writer/producer Michael Taylor said in an interview. “They each have a little corner to call their own, and it can be anything they want it to be. A place they can be alone, they can do some sort of activity or be in some time period. It’s whatever they want.”

The main set is a single module, which will be redressed to represent various ship modules that serve different purposes. While I was there earlier this week, the module was filled with plants, in beds and on racks on the walls. The overall effect was something like a cross between the International Space Station and a mall common area.

Virtuality is a backdoor pilot created by Moore and Taylor (Battlestar Galactica) and directed by Peter Berg (Hancock).

Read the entire report right here.

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